As Contributing Editor for Eve’s Wine 101, I have to take responsibility not only for errors in my own articles, but also for the ones that I edit. So, I’ve become especially sensitive when I see things in print that bother me, some wine-related, some not, even when something may not be technically incorrect but just my personal preference. And I know I am as guilty of these so-called errors as anyone else, but I find it much easier to see them in others’ writing as opposed to my own.
Servers who break the cork by not pulling the darn thing straight out of the bottle.
When I break the cork by not pulling the darn thing straight out of the bottle.
Red wine served too warm.
White wine served too cold.
Crappy stemware and unreasonable corkage.
Unreasonably high restaurant wine prices.
Crappy stemware and unreasonably high restaurant wine prices.
Numerical ratings with no tasting notes.
Oxidized wine at a tasting room and the server says “it’s supposed to taste like that”.
Petite Syrah [with a couple of exceptions]
Petty complaints. Life is short. Drink some wine.
Michael Perlis has been pursuing his passion for wine for more than 25 years. He has had the good fortune of having numerous mentors to show him the way, as well as a wonderful wife who puts up with him. After a couple of decades of learning about wine, attending events, visiting tasting rooms and tasting as much wine as he possibly could, Michael had the amazing good fortune to meet Eve Bushman. Now, as Contributing Editor for Eve’s Wine 101, he does his best to bring as much information as possible about wine to Eve’s Wine 101 faithful readers. At the same time, in his day job he provides outsourced controller services to companies that do not need a full-time controller. One day, he hopes to be able to combine these two pursuits. Feel free to contact him about either at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.